Ontario will extend deadline for daycare operators to sign up for program that will gradually cut costs until they are paid $10 per day by 2025, In addition, it will standardize the process so that more providers sign up.
extends from date 1 September to 1 November To give time to child care operators to make decisions and ensure benefits to more parents.
Many operators who have not yet signed up for the program have said they would like to participate in giving parents discounts, but they are concerned about the impact of their business, as well as the fact There are also concerns that each municipality has a different procedure.
This is why the province of Ontario decided that all municipalities must share standard agreement First with all licensed operators in your area August 29,
Both municipalities and operators must execute an agreement within 40 days of application, and then provide reimbursement to parents within 20 days after the child care center receives the funds.
The government assured that despite the extension of the deadline, parents will see an average savings of 50 per cent till December 31, as originally planned.
Program acceptance varies widely between municipalities; In some, all or almost all operators apply, while in other areas less than half of the operators apply.
In Toronto, 587 of a total of 1,042 licensed day care centers have applied to participate.
The percentage of for-profit operators signing up is much lower than for non-profit organizations.
About a third of eligible profit centers have already applied, compared to two-thirds of nonprofits.
Implementation of the program in Ontario has been different from that of other provinces, as child care is financed directly through municipalities rather than through the province.
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